As we entered the park we saw a wide variety of planes, ranging from an enormous B-52 bomber to this Coast Guard Seaplane.
This propeller, one of four that drives the battleship, gave a great idea of the size of the ship we were about to explore.
|USS Alabama Propeller|
The USS Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and saw significant action during WWII, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The ship is 680 feet long, 108 feet wide, and normally had a crew of about 2500 men aboard.
We've toured a couple of these WWII era warships and are always struck by how compact and utilitarian the interior is. Little room was set aside for berthing, especially for the enlisted sailors.
|Enlisted Sailors Berth|
|Teri Sitting on Bunk|
|Targeting Computer for Main Guns|
It is great to see this history being preserved and displayed.